4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: EOG Resources

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil and natural gas explorer EOG Resources (NYS: EOG) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at EOG's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

EOG facts

Headquarters (Founded)Houston (1985)
Market Cap$23.6 billion
IndustryIndependent oil and gas
Trailing-12-MonthRevenue$7.25 billion

Chairman/CEO Mark Papa

CFO Timothy Driggers

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)11.9%
Cash/Debt$1.58 billion / $5.29 billion
Dividend Yield0.7%

Anadarko Petroleum (NYS: APC)

Apache (NYS: APA)

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 838 members who have rated EOG believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include Carverm and All-Star Keekers44.

A few months ago, Carverm tapped the stock as a solid choice for the long haul: "While EOG is highly leveraged in the near term, the price of oil and nat gas will only rise over time due to global demand. The EOG management team has a strong history of returning shareholder value and I expect this to continue."

Over the past three years, in fact, EOG has grown its top line at a solid rate of 8.8% annually. That's faster than industry peers like Anadarko (3.7%) and Apache (4.9%), let alone Devon Energy's (NYS: DVN) average decline of 13%.

CAPS All-Star Keekers44 elaborates on the EOG bull case:

Holds 535,000 acres in Eagle ford shale, 600,000 in the Bakken, 210,000 in the Marcellus and many other large fields in the U.S. Consistently a top performing company. ROE should continue to rise with its transition from 75% nat gas 25% oil to 75% oil, 25% nat gas. Both Jim Cramer and T. Boone Pickens love this stock.

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